This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was hosted by Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty of Life. Lemon loaf cake is like a pound cake, intensely flavoured with lemon zest. It’s also the cake that finally convinced me to throw out my loaf pan and buy a new one. So sad, I love the “weathered” look of my old one 🙁
You’ll see the edges are kind of dark and that’s not just shadows in the pan there. Whilst the inside was lovely and moist and a bright yellow colour, the outsides were a nasty dark dark brown (we cut them off and it was just fine!). I’d been trying to imagine that my pan was not a problem, but after a few loaves where this happened, then this one, I finally caved and bought a whole lot of new baking trays and pans (those Christmas gift cards finally came in handy!)
I definitely enjoyed the flavour of this cake but it was nothing special – I see over on Tuesdays with Dorie, people have glazed this with pretty lemon glaze – looks lovely. Unfortunately I didn’t do this – might have made it just that bit more out of the ordinary. I’ll remember this one though because it was SO easy to make (took 5 minutes to whip together) and made the house smell amazing.
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* Congratulations to Meredith who won my illy giveaway! Meredith, I will be in touch to get your details soon!